Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Monsters




"Monsters," mixed media including tissue paper, foil and markers, approximately 12" x 6", a double page spread from my personal journal, not for sale. I wish you could see the Striped Amoeba's belly button under her fringed flapper dress. And the Bunny Monster's layered tissue paper ears. The text at the bottom of the page reads "I'm not afraid of monsters.... but spiders scare me" (true story).

This is my demo for tomorrow's Creative Journalling class at Little Monsters Toy Storein Lake Orion. I'll be leading a group of about a dozen 6-14 year olds, building some fun collages and (hopefully) inspiring them to explore their own creative voices within the safety (and exhuberant color) of their own journals.

I had so much fun with this one - I'm sure it's fairly obvious. At one point it looked as though a bomb had gone off in the studio - tissue papers, markers, gel pens, homemade stencils and potato chips (the chips were an accident, everything else intentional) scattered across the floor as I sat cross legged working in my book and on a larger board (that one's not yet done). The board will be gifted to the shop owners (ladies, pretend you're surprised, ok?).

And I got to thinking while I was journalling today - wouldn't this be a fun activity for birthday parties? I'll have to run it by a couple kids to see what they think. Maybe do a test group journalling party with The Princess and her friends.

So many ideas, so little time!

Quite literally so many ideas - I'll be revealing a new project hopefully next week - right now I'm tweaking it's web presence, taking photographs, finishing up the logo design and writing the copy. It'll be good, though, I promise! ....and related to dogs, too!

Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait or I suppose, even, scheduling a Journalling Party) may always come to me.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
Kim

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